Emergency Management

Vision

The Polk County Emergency Management Office seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.

Mission

Our Mission is to help protect communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disaster.

Community Challenge Grant Opportunity

A grant program to make communities more livable for people of all ages with tangible improvements that jump-start long-term change.
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Initial Damage Assessment Procedure

After a disaster, initial damage assessment forms are used to serve as a tool to be utilized by local officials and others in conducting local damage assessments of publicly owned property. View more information.

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP)

Public Input is wanted as Polk County Updates the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The plan assesses the natural hazards that pose risk to the county, such as tornadoes, straight line winds, ice storms, blizzards, wildfire, flooding, and extreme temperatures and identifies ways to minimize the damage of the future events. Read the News Release for more information. 

Winter Hazard Awareness Week (Nov. 14-18)

The week features an intense news and social media information campaign that highlights daily topics related to winter weather safety. The HSEM Winter Weather Safety website offers additional information, checklists, and resources to assist in local education efforts throughout the season. We encourage people, families, businesses, and organizations to use the information to review, refresh and share their winter safety knowledge and habits.

Click here for more information from HSEM, including daily topics across the week.

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